2022-23 NBA predictions: season preview
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The Golden State Warriors won their seventh championship (and fourth in the 2015-2022 timespan) by beating the Boston Celtics 4-2 in the 2022 NBA final. The new 2022-23 NBA season is contested among 30 teams divided into Eastern and Western Conferences, with 15 per conference. They divide each conference into three divisions with five teams each. This regular season will have a classic 82-game scheme. It will be followed by the NBA playoffs, with each qualifying team facing its opponent in a seven-game series. The first team to win four games in a playoff series will advance to the next round. Then, the Eastern Conference and Western Conference winners meet in the NBA Finals to contest the title.
Takebet South Africa offers the best free NBA predictions for regular games, playoffs, and season outrights, like the winner of the NBA Finals, the winner of the Eastern and Western Conference, the MVP, and such. Below you will find a list of the teams participating in the 2022-23 NBA!
NBA Eastern Conference teams in the Atlantic Division:
- Boston Celtics
- Brooklyn Nets
- New York Knicks
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Toronto Raptors
NBA Eastern Conference teams in the Central Division:
- Chicago Bulls
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Detroit Pistons
- Indiana Pacers
- Milwaukee Bucks
NBA Eastern Conference teams in the Southeast Division:
- Atlanta Hawks
- Charlotte Hornets
- Miami Heat
- Orlando Magic
- Washington Wizards
NBA Western Conference teams in the Northwest Division:
- Denver Nuggets
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Utah Jazz
NBA Western Conference teams in the Pacific Division:
- Golden State Warriors
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Phoenix Suns
- Sacramento Kings
NBA Western Conference teams in the Southwest Division:
- Dallas Mavericks
- Houston Rockets
- Memphis Grizzlies
- New Orleans Pelicans
- San Antonio Spurs
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors won the 2022 NBA Championship. The Warriors won their fourth NBA Championship title in eight years, with the splash brothers dominating the playoffs.
The Warriors finished third in the Western Conference with a .646 percentage, winning 53 games. Golden State qualified for the NBA Playoffs after they failed to make it last season. The Warriors smashed Denver in the first round by four to one and qualified for the semi-finals. The Golden State Warriors got a 4-2 win over Memphis in game six as they qualified for the finals.
The Warriors got an impressive 4-1 win over Dallas in the conference finals as they secured the Western Conference title. The NBA finals were a very contested final as the Warriors faced the Boston Celtic. The Warriors got a 4-2 win over the Celtic as they defeated them by 103-90 in game 6 of the finals.
Lester Quinones signed for the Golden State Warriors on a two-year deal, and JaMychal Green did, too. Also, the Warriors signed Donte DiVincenzo on a two-year deal worth $9.3m.
Stephen Curry is the most excellent NBA shooter of all time, as he broke the record last season with his exceptional ball-handling and passing abilities. Curry averaged 25.5 points per game during the 2021-22 NBA regular season, with a 43.7 field goals percentage. The American international had the most three points made per game during the regular season with 4.5. Curry was exceptional during the playoffs, with 27.4 points made per game. The American international won the NBA finals MVP, dropping 34 points in game 6 to ensure his team secured the title.
Other key players of the Golden State Warriors apart from Stephen Curry:
- Draymond Green
- Andrew Wiggins
- Kevon Looney
- Jordan Poole
- Damion Lee
The Boston Celtics lost the 2022 NBA finals to the Golden State Warriors in game 6. The Celtics were brilliant last season; they finished second in the Eastern Conference table and won 51 games during the regular season with a .622 win percentage. The Celtics got a 4-0 win over the Brooklyn Nets in the first playoff round, totally dominating it.
The Boston Celtics played a very contented game against the Bucks in the conference semi-finals. The Celtics won by four to three as they qualified for the finals in game 7. The Boston Celtics got a 4-3 win over the Miami Heat in the finals as they secured the Eastern Conference title. However, the Celtics suffered a loss to the Golden State Warriors in the finals. They lost 2-4 as the Warriors won the title in game 6.
Danilo Gallinari joined the Celtics as he signed a two-year deal worth about $14m. In addition, the Celtics signed Mfiondu Kabengele on a two-year contract and Sam Hauser on a three-year deal worth about $6m.
Jayson Tatum was incredible for the Celtics during the 2021-22 NBA season. The American international averaged 26.8 points in the regular season and had a 45.3 percentage on field goals. Tatum had 25.6 points per game during the playoffs and a 42.6 field goal percentage.
Other key players of the Boston Celtics apart from Jayson Tatum:
- Jaylen Brown
- AL Horford
- Robert Williams
- Marcus Smart
Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers finished ninth in the Western Conference during the 2021-22 NBA season as they had to go through the play-in tournaments. The Clippers finished ninth with a .512 winning percentage .512. They won 42 games during the regular season and suffered 40 losses.
The Clippers qualified for the play-in tournament failing to make the playoffs. The Pelicans eliminated them as Los Angeles suffered a 105-101 defeat. John Wall signed with the Clippers for the upcoming season.
Kawhi Leonard is a star player for the Clippers. The American international was out throughout last season due to an injury and will return for the 2022-23 NBA season. Kawhi averaged 24.8 points during the 2020-21 season, with a 51.2 field goal percentage. The American international will be crucial for the Clippers in the upcoming season.
Other key players of the Los Angeles Clippers apart from Kawhi Leonard:
- Paul George
- Reggie Jackson
- Marcus Morris
- Norman Powell
The Milwaukee Bucks won their first championship during the 2020-21 NBA season but failed to defend it the following season as they were knocked out in the semi-finals. The Bucks finished with the third seed in the Eastern Conference and had a 0.622 win percentage.
Milwaukee won the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs against Chicago in Game 5 as they faced the Boston Celtics in the conference semi-finals. However, the Bucks fought till the end as the Celtics knocked them out in game 7 of the semis.
Joe Ingles joined the Bucks as he signed a one-year contract worth $6.5m. Additionally, Jevon Carter re-signed with the Bucks for the upcoming season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo won the final MVP during the 2020-21 season as he led his team to their first NBA Championship title. The Greece international recorded the second-most points per game during the 2021-22 NBA season, with 29.9 during the regular season. Antetokounmpo had a 55.3 field goal percentage during the regular season. The Greece international made the most points per game during the playoffs (31.7) as his team were knocked out in the semi-finals.
Other key players of the Milwaukee Bucks apart from Giannis Antetokounmpo:
- Khris Middleton
- Brook Lopez
- Grayson Allen
- Jrue Holiday
- Pat Connaughton
The Phoenix Suns lost the 2021 NBA Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks but failed to reach the finals in the following season. The Suns were knocked out in the semi-finals as they suffered a 3-4 defeat to Dallas.
The Phoenix Suns finished top of the Western Conference with a 0.780 win percentage to qualify for the 2021 NBA Playoffs. They got a 4-2 win over New Orleans in the first round of the playoffs, then suffered a 3-4 defeat to Dallas as they were knocked out in game 7.
Damion Lee joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2022-23 season. Josh Okogie signed with the Phoenix Suns for the upcoming season.
Chris Paul led his team to the finals during the 2020-21 season after dropping impressive performances. The American international was decent last season, averaging 14.7 points, 10.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds. Chris Paul is a top player for the Suns and will be critical to their success in the upcoming season.
Other key players of the Phoenix Suns apart from Chris Paul:
- Devin Booker
- Mikal Bridges
- Jae Crowder
- Deandre Aytonmeron Johnson
Betting odds of 2022-23 NBA
When writing our free NBA betting tips and predictions for the season-long events, such as the team to win the NBA Finals, the teams to finish at the top of the conferences and divisions, the teams to qualify for the playoffs, and the MVP — we research outright odds.
There are two preliminary favourites to win the 2022-23 NBA championship. The Brooklyn Nets are the main favourites, with the 2019-20 winners, the Los Angeles Lakers, considered the second best. The 2021 NBA champions, Milwaukee, are deemed third.
NBA championship 2022-23 winner betting odds:
- Boston Celtics — 5.50 (+450 American; 9/2 Fractional)
- Golden State Warriors — 7.00 (+600; 6/1)
- Milwaukee Bucks — 7.50 (+650; 13/2)
- Los Angeles Clippers — 8.00 (+700; 7/1)
- Phoenix Suns — 9.50 (+850; 17/2)
- Miami Heat — 13.00 (+1200; 12/1)
The winner of the Eastern Conference gets the first seed in the Eastern Conference bracket of the playoffs. The Celtics are the preliminary favourites here.
NBA Eastern Conference 2022-23 winner betting odds:
- Boston Celtics — 3.20 (+220 American; 11/5 Fractional)
- Milwaukee Bucks — 4.00 (+300; 3/1)
- Miami Heat — 6.50 (+550; 11/2)
- Philadelphia 76ers — 7.00 (+600; 6/1)
- Brooklyn Nets — 8.50 (+750; 15/2)
The winner of the Western Conference gets the first seed in the Western Conference bracket of the NBA playoffs. The Warriors are leading the pack.
NBA Western Conference 2022-23 winner betting odds:
- Golden State Warriors — 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional)
- Los Angeles Clippers — 4.50 (+350; 9/2)
- Phoenix Suns — 5.00 (+400; 4/1)
- Los Angeles Lakers — 7.50 (+650; 13/2)
- Denver Nuggets — 10.00 (+900; 9/1)
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Our NBA basketball predictions arrive a few weeks before the regular season. Then we publish tips for the play-in tournament before moving to our top playoff picks. Also, you can anticipate NBA finals predictions for sure. We predict all the action!
Our free picks feature both single and accumulator bets. Experts research big and small betting markets to find the most valuable bets, from 1×2 to score predictions.
Betting markets and odds of NBA basketball predictions
Analysts of Takebet South Africa take a peek at all betting markets on offer when searching for the best odds for our free NBA betting tips. These game predictions are bets on teams and players. Here are some of the options we select for the NBA:
- Money line tips and 1×2 (regular time)
- Handicaps (point spreads)
- Correct scores
- Winning margins
- Halves and quarters results and totals
- Team and player props
We always strive for odds of value. Single bets in our NBA daily predictions have the odds spanning from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1). The odds of accumulators are fairly more significant and reach around 10.00 (+900; 9/1).
NBA score predictions
Experts predict scores of teams and players in NBA games, including points scored in a match, points scored by a separate player, point difference in the final score, and such.
Another example of NBA betting predictions for scores is the highest-scoring quarter.
NBA over/under predictions
Our articles with sports betting tips on the NBA include over/under predictions. These are bets on the total number of particular events in a match, a half, or a quarter. For example, you can bet on the total of points scored by a team or a player to be over/under a given amount.
Betting tips on NBA players
The experts peek at crucial players for our NBA sports betting tips. Our predictions feature bets on their performances and stats.
First of all, there are individual basketball player awards we predict, such as the regular-season MVP, defensive player of the year, rookie of the year, All-NBA first team, and NBA Finals MVP. We may predict totals of points and other player results, too.
Then we have match-level bets, including NBA game predictions for the results of particular players: a total of 2-pointers or 3-pointers, passes, rebounds, and so on.
How experts analyse NBA for sports betting tips
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Here are some of the statistics we explore for our NBA basketball betting tips:
- Offensive rebounds
- Defensive rebounds
- Field goals percentage
- Free throw percentage
- Offensive ratings
- Defensive ratings
- Assist-to-pass percentage
- Assist-to-turnover ratio
- Turnover percentage
- True shooting percentage
- Three-points field-goals percentage
With this data, the journalists of Takebet South Africa can compare the perceived probabilities of the events to the odds and find valuable bets for our NBA betting predictions.
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